Robert "Bob" Martin Barr, 71 of Bronson passed away unexpectedly at his home Thursday,
February 17, 2022.
In following his wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will have a celebration of his
life at a later date. A private burial will take place at Matteson Cemetery. The family was cared
for by Dutcher Funeral Home.
Robert was born June 8, 1950 to Robert L. and Phyllis (Fitch) Barr in Niles, MI. He was a 1968
Bronson High School graduate. Bob was a hardworking man, spending many years working in
plastics and 25 plus years as a grinder in manufacturing, grinding lifters for Comp Cam in
In 1989 Bob met the love of his life Karon, After 26 years together, they married, on July 25,
2015 and would be celebrating 33 years together this year. Together they enjoyed going to their
Cabin in Irons, MI, Visiting their Daughter and Son-in-law, and visiting the famous Dublin Store.
Bob (Bear, as he was often referred as) enjoyed many sports. He was an avid Pool Player and
Bowler and has been on several leagues over the years. He was currently on a pool league in
Bronson at the Bar (Former Long Branch Saloon) that he and his wife owned for 11 years. He
also enjoyed Golfing and playing Darts, Watching the lions lose and attending drag races with
his son and grand kids. He was a big fan of wrestling and watching his grandsons meets when he
could. In retirement he has enjoyed working with wood and was especially proud of his
handmade wood American Flags.
Bob is survived by his wife and companion of 33 years, Karon Fisher-Barr of Bronson; his
children that he loved dearly, Tonya (Todd) Berghorst of Irons, and Eric (Dawn) Barr of
Muskegon; his step-daughter Jennifer (Steve) Byler of Bronson; his siblings Larry (LouAnne)
Barr of Coldwater and Bill (Debra) Barr of Sturgis; his 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild
with 1 more on the way; as well as nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Karon wishes to Thank the EMT's and the Bronson Fire for everything they did and tried to do
and appreciate all of them for their dedicated service to the community.
Memorials may be directed to the Bronson Area Fire Association. www.dutcherfh.com